We’ve spoken about skin care in a previous post. As a teen, I didn’t take great care of my skin. I went to the dermatologist once or twice, but I could never stick with a routine. When I entered my twenties, I expected to just have clear skin. However, that didn’t happen. Acne can happen at any age, and it does in fact still affect many people in their twenties. I knew I had to come up with a great skin care regime that went a step further than just washing my face twice a day. Developing a skin care routine wasn’t easy. I did visit a dermatologist, which I recommend everyone do, to perfect my routine. Although, there are some things you can do at home without seeing a doctor.
For starters, wash your face twice a day! Wash your face once in the morning and once at night. Be gentle when you do. It’s not necessary to scrub your face raw. When you’re getting ready to go to bed and you’re wearing heavy makeup, be sure to use makeup remover and a cleanser.
Next, moisturize. I am a big fan of Cetaphil moisturizer and face wash. Cetaphil products are found in many popular retailers, so there’s no need to worry about tracking these products down. Cetaphil is also very affordable compared to other brands and is of high quality. A lot of people with oil skin skip on moisturizer, but it’s just as important for them to moisturize as well. If your skin does not feel sufficiently hydrated, it will produce even more oils.
Sunscreen is the final step of a basic routine. Sun damage is difficult to fix. It takes a lot more products to restore your skin once the sun has damaged it, so it’s important to incorporate sunscreen into your every day routine. It’s the one thing I never skip.
Additionally, exfoliating once or twice a week can help your skin glow. I recommend taking precautions when exfoliating because you might struggle to identify when to stop. Also, look into antioxidant serums. Vitamin C is one of the most common and beneficial ones. One thing to keep in mind is that you don’t need a complex skin care routine. In fact, sometimes it’s best to keep it simple.